Posted by: bravo22c | 10/06/2010

White Guilt (3)

I wonder if it’s worth it for me, personally, to read Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book. Since her views are so close to mine, and she speaks with greater authority, I would only be nodding my head in agreement through most of it, reinforcing the views I already hold:

A feminist, she is infuriated by those Western feminists who will not take on subjects such as female circumcision, honour killing and the sale of brides in Muslim societies (and among Muslims in our own societies) because they wish to blame Western colonialism for all ills. Reference

The way to better understanding, I have generally found, is to read the views of those with whom you disagree. I would, however, recommend her work to those of you who insist on seeing the other point of view through the lens of your own cultural values, not those which apply in forming that other view.

Nomad. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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